Friday, 17 May 2019

Celebrating 10 Years - A Charity Bazaar by Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better

Come 19th May, if you have nothing on, why not do a good deed by attending this charity bazaar at Jaya One. Organised by Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better to celebrate their 10th year anniversary, there are many furry activities for both humans and dogs alike!

For more details, you can check out their event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/614023809102064/

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Crochet: Flower bookmark or brooch

I've recently embarked on a bookmark craze! At first, it was some mouse bookmarks and now some flower ones!!! It actually was a suggestion from a loyal student, Carol, who wanted to learn to make one. And then Mother's Day came, so was sis' birthday, so I've made them one each!

Flower pattern was from https://www.petalstopicots.com/ and I've added my own take of the tassel. Easy peasy!
Flower themed
Flower bookmark with tassel for sis
Flower brooch for mom

What I've used:

  • 100% acrylic yarns (mixed colour)

Thursday, 9 May 2019

MPOV: Pokemon: Detective Pikachu

My rating: 4/5
IMDb rating: 7.5/10
Released in Malaysia: 8th May 2019

Director: Rob Letterman
Casts: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Rita Ora
Category: P-13

I've finally watched this long awaited Pokemon movie!!! Definitely different from the previous Red's movies/ TV series as this movie takes on a whole new fresh script.

In Ryme City, humans and Pokemons are partners (kinda reminded me of the movie, The Golden Compass), living in harmony and there are no Pokemon battles nor exploitation by humans. Tim Goodman received news of his father's demise in line of duty and headed to Ryme City to claim and clean his late father's apartment. After accidentally bumping into Lucy and then chance upon Pikachu, all is not what it seems and Tim realised his father may not be dead after all!

I've totally enjoyed the wholesome goodness, funny, exciting, hilarious and sad moments of this movie! It may not be as in-depth but the entertaining factor is awesome enough which is the whole point of this movie, right?! All the Pokemons in the movie looked so real, I wished I have them as my partner too! Especially Pikachu! The new young casts were good and they didn't look as stiff as others I've watched in lesser known fantasy movies. Definitely a feel good movie - aka stress reliever - to watch in the cinema with the family!

The only gap I've noticed is the ending... what happens to Mewtwo after that? FYI, a sequel has been confirmed and in the making so I guess it closes that gap then. Well, Mewtwo is the greatest Pokemon of all so such a benign role does not fit him fully LOL!

After the movie ended, we realised Pikachu and Charizard were with us all this while watching the movie too LOL!!! In fact, they were good buddies!!! Oh well, I'm just surprised that somebody actually turned up in costume for this movie... they must be hardcore Pokemon fans!

Friday, 26 April 2019

MPOV: Avengers: Endgame

My rating: 5/5
IMDb rating: 9.2/10
Released: April 24th, 2019
Directors: Anthony and Joe Russo
Casts: Scarlett Johannson, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Brie Larson, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Karen Gillan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Brolin
Category: P-13

The movie started where it had left off in Infinity War. With the remaining Avengers trying their best to move on, ensuring the remaining human race continue with their everyday life and peace on Earth while still trying to look out for Thanos. They have ran out of ideas until a breakthrough came about and all has been set to motion again!

What can I say...

Avengers: Endgame is an epic movie, awesome max with many emotional roller-coasters! From melancholy to happiness to hatred, all kinds of feels you can experience in an action-packed superhero movie! That's definitely a rare one! The whole CGI was cool and so real with so much going around at the right pacing.

I honestly enjoyed it from the start to the end as it was nail-biting and so engaging that I forgot to eat my chips LOL! I finally get my closure for this epic saga though I would have preferred it to end differently. Nevertheless my assumption was true though with much unexpected twist that I wasn't prepared for.

As this is the finale, there are no post credit trailers but supposedly a sound came through right at the end which I didn't wait to catch. I'm just glad that the chase has finally ended so this is The End for Avengers. The curtain has finally drawn...

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Busy as a bee!

I'm currently on a short hiatus, not on vacation but busy with life!

Life just got in the way...
... with lots of Pokemon Go events and family commitments.
... with Nyc Nat Nook's move from offline to online so been busy brainstorming with partner/hubs on how to grow it online.
... with crocheting, crocheting, crocheting! I've abandoned my reading for the time being but I've enjoyed my crochet time more!
... with work and the tiring walk to/fro office.
... with much more cussing and cursing on board the LRT especially when so many dungu's taking it instead of driving to work after the government announced RM100 fee! Honestly, these dungu's are destined to drive and not take public transport as they are not civic minded and rude at times! Chivalry is dead ya! I hate it when men rushed in to grab/steal seats from the fairer party! Immediately pretends to sleep while sitting 'kangkang' (legs spread widely) as though their balls are damn huge!!! Their idiotic thighs 'raba raba' (rubbing) the fairer parties' next to them!!! Also some dungu's will block the exit path even when the door has opened while we are trying to exit from behind them! Once, the door nearly closed while I was exiting when this woman didn't wanna budge from where she was standing OMG!!! I had to shout loudly 'excuse me' then only she moved an inch!!! I honestly dunno where their so called educated brain is... wearing smartly for the corporate world but behave like first class pain in the ass!!! TV producers can create a series lah based on these dungu's, one scenario/behaviour a day LOL! Trust me, there are plenty and the list can just go on and on and on!

Apologies for getting off track on that but I can't help it. I have to endure my train rides with these dungu's every single working day. They definitely made my ride unpleasant but then there are times when I was blessed to have met kind souls... drab looking men who offered their seat for me... quick thinking people who made way for us to exit... men who sits politely and not kangkang... these are rare occasions. I'm thankful to have experienced such pleasantries so humanity is not dead as yet.

Enough of my rants... time to move on as I still have much to do!!!
My current WIP, mouse bookmarks! Pattern credit to http://www.supergurumi.com/Thank you to the nice readers who have been supporting my handmade!!!

Monday, 15 April 2019

Nyc Nat Nook: website

In case you hadn't noticed, Nyc Nat Nook has moved from OFFline to ONline! Temporary lah as it makes more sense plus cost effective. It is also more of convenience for all, saving your time from traffic jam and hazardous parking! While we are on the lookout for a more conducive location, we have a website for you to browse through, easy peasy right! So yay to online shopping! Click the link below to check it out:
Https://nycnatnook.easy.co

We are still tweaking it, trying to fit everything in a mini website so please bear with us ya... it may not be as easy as setting up a brick & mortar, in fact it is more complex than it seems. So if you have any input or inquiry, please message us! We are happy to read all your feedback!

Thank you for your support thus far!

xoxo,
Susan
Nyc Nat Nook

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Phuket 2019: My delayed Air Asia experience

Apologies for the short hiatus. Life got in the way and I've been busy ever since! What with Nyc Nat Nook's move from offline to online and all those stocks to shift and store! Plus health has taken it's toll and all! Even reading has taken a backseat with orders coming in! I've accumulated many thoughts, been wanting to post but I just don't have the time nor mindset to do it...

Anyway, here's my brief thought on our recent flight to Phuket. I think it's the most common - or shall I say - No.1 complaint Air Asia would have received.... nothing new... it's all about flight delayed.

It's so unfortunate that this time around, both our flights to and from Phuket were delayed. It does sound frustrating and definitely wasted our time but it was unavoidable I guess.

During our flight to Phuket, we have boarded the plane but the pilot had detected some anomaly in the water (whichever is that) section and had gotten the engineers to check. Half an hour had passed when they decided that we should switched to another plane. However, we had to go to the other end of the terminal to board!!! So troublesome lugging our hand carry luggage!!! Upon arriving, we still had to wait for awhile before boarding. Finally, we were ready to board and take flight, phew!!!

I know it was so damn frustrating and all but I do applaud the pilot for this. Who knows what could have happened when we were air borne??? I dare not think of a 'final destination' scenario! I'm just glad that the pilot had detected it and decided we should switched planes when it's taking too long for repair. There were quite a number of people complaining loudly but all I could say is, if you can't take such hassle, please don't take budget flights. Please take MAS or other full priced flights and I assumed you won't encounter much hassle. Your entitled self might appreciate the extra service there too.

On our way back, our flight was delayed for more than an hour due to another flight which was late. This definitely was unavoidable too as they have to follow airport protocol. However it was unpleasant to wait as the airport was filled with those 'stranded' passengers who were such rambunctious bunch and the whole place felt like a 'pasar malam' (night market)!!! I can't even concentrate on reading my e-book as they were such a noisy, annoying lot!!! Oh well, once their plane arrived, the whole airport was back to it's quiet, cool pace =.= Unbelievable right?!!!

Oh well, nothing else to share this time around except those 'delayed experience' during this travel. Will definitely post the highlights of our trip when I'm free. In the meantime...

Thank you, Air Asia, for the safe travel thus far!

Monday, 8 April 2019

Nyc Nat Nook: we have moved!

Dear readers and followers,

If you have followed our Instagram account or Facebook page, you would have noticed our moving out notice. It's definitely not a April Fool's prank ya!

We are planning to move to a more conducive and convenient location which we have yet to identify, so for the time-being, we have moved from offline to online! Yes, we are available online now so you can get in touch with us anytime (except when we are sleeping) in the comfort of your own bed! No traffic jam! No double parking! Less hassle now as you can shop or rent online! As it's still new, we are in the midst of tweaking and fine-tuning it. So if you have any ideas or issues, please provide your feedback to us so that we can serve you better.

Here's the website:
https://nycnatnook.easy.co

Xoxo,
Susan

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